Monday, May 18, 2015

Marjan Kluepfel's Plantasy class

We had such fun with Marjan last Saturday!
She's amazing.
She shared her techniques & tips on design.

The class had some beautiful color choices.

 I hope we're able to have her come back again soon!

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Happy Birthday to us!

Calico Mermaid is 4 years old!
Come join us Saturday, May 7 for some birthday fun!
Prizes, gifts, & cupcakes for everyone!

(And of course, in case you think it's all 
fun & games around here - some serious sales!)

Thank you to all our quilty friends for your support & friendship.
May 7
Open 10-6

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

It's Heart of the Valley Quilt Shop Hop time!

May 1 -2 - 3

Join us for 9 shops full of fun!

Grand Prize: $150 Gift Certificate from each of the 9 Shops*
Second Prize: $75 Gift Certificate from each of the 9 Shops*
Third Prize: $40 Gift Certificate from each of the 9 Shops

(You must visit and have your Passport stamped from all 10 shops to be eligible for prizes.)
**Gift Certificates expire December 31, 2015**

Shop Raffles: Enter at each shop you visit for a chance to win a 
prize worth $300

Here's our Calico Mermaid raffle prize!
Over $300 in Olfa & Omnigrid products

  Participating shops:
Cloth and Quilts
Bear Paw Quilts & More
Quilters' Paradise
Mennonite Quilt Center
Thimble Towne
Calico Mermaid
Totally Tina's Fabrics
 Bolts to Binding
Strawberry Patches

Monday, April 13, 2015

One down - One to Go

We just finished an AMAZING weekend at 
Best of the Valley Quilt Show in Lindsay.

This is a picture of the tireless volunteers from our San Joaquin Valley 
who make this terrific show possible.
They work very hard all year to pull it all together for the rest of us.
There were over 200 quilts, made by creative souls from age 8 to over 80.

Viewer's Choice, Quilts
"Fragrant Memories," by Margaret Taylor

Viewer's Choice, Dolls
"Ruby Begonia," by Valle Lee

Viewer's Choice, Challenge Quilts
"Mail Call," by DeAnn Farris

Viewer's Choice, Quilts by Quilters 80 and over
"Glorious Christmas Card," by Willadene Dodd

Viewer's Choice, Quilts by Quilters under 18
"Citrus Paisley," by Marin Bako

Carmen Friesen with her First Place Ribbon

Best Use of Color by Karen Erwin

First Place by 10 year old Payton, who shops at Calico Mermaid, by the way!
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CeCe Westerfield was the featured artist. 
She showed an amazing variety of beautiful pieces.

 Here are some beautiful quilts by some of my quilty friends. 
 I did my best, but forgive my lousy photography skills.

BUT - no rest for the wicked...
and now we're ready to start preparing for the 
Heart of the Valley Shop Hop on May 1-3.